Associate Degree Early Childhood Teacher Educators
Host: R. Taylor, Dean of Business and Technology, ECE, and Visual Communications, Chemeketa Community College
I recently completed my dissertation focused on the challenges faced by Head Start employed ECE students and what factors contributed to their successful completion of their degrees. I interviewed students from a variety of backgrounds colleges, and found several key themes about their experiences. In this presentation, I will provide an overview of these themes, with a focus on the critical role faculty played in their success.
Monday, November 8th
This fall our book club is reading “Don’t Look Away, Embracing Anti-Bias Classrooms” written by Iheoma U. Iruka, PhD, Stephanie M. Curenton, PhD, Tonia R. Durden, PhD, and Kerry-Ann Escayg, PhD. With this book as our guide, we will explore and address issues of bias, equity, low expectations, and family engagement to ensure culturally responsive experiences for the children and families that are served by the early childhood professionals that we are training. As we know the early years are an especially sensitive period for building lifelong skills.
We will meet in September, October, November and December and possibly extend it into the following year. While we would love to have you join us for all, we welcome your participation when you are able to attend.
Due to the nature of the content, it will not be recorded. We want this to be a safe and brave space, where we can explore and support each other in our equity journey. In the words of Maya Angelou, “We do the best we can until we know better. When we know better, we do better.” Come join us in this journey of knowing better.
Note: you will need to sign up for each month's session for the unique zoom link.
Host: Professor Carrie Nepstad
Thursday, November 11th:
Mental Health is an important aspect of child development and early childhood education, yet how are we preparing early childhood educators to support mental health? How do we address the many layers of mental health from serving young children and their families, to supporting adult college students, to making sure we are supporting ourselves? In this call, we will discuss the complexity of this issue, explore various resources, and (as always) share our experiences.
Tuesday, November 16th:
Monday, December 13th
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